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Sex and Sexuality in Modern Southern Culture (Hardcover) Loot Price: R1,156
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Sex and Sexuality in Modern Southern Culture (Hardcover): Trent Brown, Claire Strom, Stephanie Chalifoux, Francesca Gamber,...

Sex and Sexuality in Modern Southern Culture (Hardcover)

Trent Brown, Claire Strom, Stephanie Chalifoux, Francesca Gamber, Whitney Strub, Richard Hourigan, Riche Richardson, Jerry Watkins, Katherine Henninger, Abigail Parsons

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In the American imagination, the South is a place both sexually open and closed, outwardly chaste and inwardly sultry. Sex and Sexuality in Modern Southern Culture demonstrates that there is no central theme that encompasses sex in the U.S. South, but rather a rich variety of manifestations and embodiments influenced by race, gender, history, and social and political forces. The twelve essays in this volume shine a particularly bright light on the significance of race in shaping the history of southern sexuality, primarily in the period since World War II. Francesca Gamber discusses the politics of interracial sex during the national civil rights movement, while Katherine Henninger and RichA (c) Richardson each consider the intersections of race and sexuality in the blaxploitation film Mandingo and the comedy of Steve Harvey, respectively. Political and religious regulation of sexual behavior also receives attention in Claire Strom's essay on venereal disease treatment in wartime Florida, Stephanie M. Chalifoux's examination of prostitution networks in Alabama, Krystal Humphreys's piece on purity culture in modern Christianity, and Whitney Strub's essay delving into the sexual politics of the Memphis Deep Throat trials. Specific places in the South figure prominently in Jerry Watkins's essay on queer sex in the Redneck Riviera of northern Florida, Richard Hourigan's exploration of bachelor parties in Myrtle Beach, and Matt Miller's piece on African American spring break celebrations in Atlanta. Finally, Abigail Parsons and Trent Brown investigate southern portrayals of gender and sexuality in the fiction of Fannie Flagg and Larry Brown. Above all, Sex and Sexuality in Modern Southern Culture demonstrates that sex has been a fluid and resilient force operating across multiple discourses and practices in the contemporary South, and remains a vital component in the perception of a culturally complex region.

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Imprint: Louisiana State University Press
Country of origin: United States
Release date: August 2017
Contributors: Trent Brown • Claire Strom • Stephanie Chalifoux • Francesca Gamber • Whitney Strub • Richard Hourigan • Riche Richardson • Jerry Watkins • Katherine Henninger • Abigail Parsons
Dimensions: 230 x 155 x 29mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover - Cloth over boards
Pages: 336
ISBN-13: 978-0-8071-6762-5
Categories: Books > Humanities > History > American history > General
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Gender studies > General
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Social institutions > Customs & folklore > Customs
Books > History > American history > General
LSN: 0-8071-6762-2
Barcode: 9780807167625

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